'Glenn Monie: The first word that springs to mind is smooth. He looks smooth, and he sounds smooth too. Whether it’s a Beatles classic, or a latin number a la Jobim, he exudes smooth.
Let’s go for Easy next. It’s an easy transition, from piano standards to rocking out, and an easy rapport with his audience.Relaxed. There’s another good word. The whole atmosphere in the lounge is relaxed. No effort, no stress, no stylistic hang ups, just great entertainment that can be anything you want it to be – cozy in the background if you want to sit and chat (while your toes are still tapping) or more in the foreground if you feel like dancing to those infectious rhythms.
Oh.. and versatile. Don’t forget versatile. A whole evening of iconic hits from the last 5 decades. What’s your pleasure? Soul? Blues? Rock? Pop? Country? Regae? You got it – and here’s Glenn, reading the room, the right song at the right time, a gag here, a little chat there, .... And you know what? He’s enjoying the job. I mean... really enjoying what he does – and you can’t help but go with him.
Great image too. Cool, smart, a smile that lights up the room and a voice like tiramisu. He’s a guy who can make any venue THE venue.
Glenn Monie: What’s not to like?'
Graham Harrison March 2014